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Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

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The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV) was established in 1880 and is Victoria's oldest field naturalists club. The purpose of the formation of the FNCV was to gain an understanding of our natural world, not by mere study of what others have written, but by going out into the natural environment and examining it for ourselves. The reason for the FNCV's long existence is because the need to understand our ever changing environment has always been there. Early club members worked successfully for the reservation of Wilsons Promontory as a national park. The FNCV continues to thrive to this day. It is a very active club with close to 1000 members. There are nine special interest groups (SIGs), and a calendar of diverse events is devoted to the study of natural history.

  • Nick Porch identified a sighting

    Sighting Small black beetle on Acacia at Cardinia old oval appears to be a dung beetle?

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    Sighted 6 Jan 2019
    Nick Porch 22 January 2019
    Onthophagus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagus
    Nick Porch says

    Yes, a dung beetle. Strange to see it on a plant - just passing through perhaps.

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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Very hippy green soldier fly at Warburton.

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    Sighted 19 Jan 2019
    Warburton river walk

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Common flatwings mating thanks Reiner near Mcveigh's water wheel

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Reiner Richter 21 January 2019
    Austroargiolestes icteromelas
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Megapodagrionidae: Austroargiolestes: icteromelas
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Common Flatwing
    Reiner Richter says

    this one was missing from my list it seems

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Lynx spider at Upper Yarra

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Linda Rogan 21 January 2019
    Oxyopidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Oxyopidae
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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Lynx spider at Upper Yarra

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Upper Yarra

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Common flatwings mating thanks Reiner near Mcveigh's water wheel

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Linda Rogan 21 January 2019
    Griseargiolestes intermedius
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Megapodagrionidae: Griseargiolestes: intermedius
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Alpine Flatwing
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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Common flatwings mating thanks Reiner near Mcveigh's water wheel

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Cowboy beetle Chondropyga gulosa

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Linda Rogan 21 January 2019
    Chondropyga gulosa
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Chondropyga: gulosa
    Common Names: Beetles, Scarabs, Scarab beetles
    Linda Rogan says

    This female landed and after the photos began to hide under the leaf litter.

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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Cowboy beetle Chondropyga gulosa

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    Sighted 20 Jan 2019
    Upper Yarra near Mcveigh's water wheel

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Longicorn beetle at Cardinia Res

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    Sighted 6 Jan 2019
    Linda Rogan 21 January 2019
    Obrida
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Obrida
    Linda Rogan says

    Appears similar to B. fascialis seen elsewhere.

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